February 2006 Issue

Introduction

This month's Healthy Newsletter is dedicated to the latest aspartame research currently bringing the serious health dangers of aspartame back into the news. The latest research has spawned governments around the world to re-visit aspartame's safety concerns. In the following newsletters this year, I will be featuring the research scientists... Continue Reading

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Healthy Feedback

I am half way through your book, Sweet Poison, and felt compelled to contact you. I am 24 years old living in England, and have actively avoided aspartame for the last 17 years. I was 7 when my distraught mother found out what was making me so ill. As a... Continue Reading

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Bella Italia: The Soffritti Aspartame Study

The Europeans have the United States beat hands-down when it comes to respectable research on chemical food additives. Why? Well, I have MY opinions, and it depends upon with whom you speak. Many scientists at prestigious American universities will tell you they cannot get grants for continued research on aspartame... Continue Reading

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The Tsakiris Aspartame Study

Greece. 2005. For more than 25 years, the FDA and the manufacturers of aspartame have claimed all of the adverse symptoms reported to aspartame use are "anecdotal." (In other words, if a person claims their health problems are related to aspartame, but laboratory studies don't confirm this, then the person's... Continue Reading

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Aspartame Study From Spain

The Trocho study is a general study on artificial sweeteners' toxicity supported through the Bosch & Gimpera Foundation, Barcelona, Spain. (See original research report) The researchers determined the extent of conversion of aspartame methanol to formaldehyde and its eventual effect on the overall physiologic function of the rat. The results... Continue Reading

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The Science Behind Aspartame

One of the most important questions to ask concerning the dangers of aspartame is, "What's the research?" The research proving aspartame dangers has existed since the late 1960s. Non-corporate research has been performed by medical scientists at universities such as MIT, Washington School of Medicine, Arizona State, and SUNY New... Continue Reading

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2005 Man Of The Year Dr. Erik Millstone

The highly esteemed, tenured professor at the University of Sussex SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research Centre) in Brighton, England, Professor Erik Millstone has been fighting for over 30 years to educate the EU governments and consumers alike about the dangers of aspartame. Dr. Millstone has a first degree in... Continue Reading

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MP calls for ban on 'unsafe' sweetener

Felicity Lawrence is a consumer affairs correspondent for The Guardian, article originally published Thursday December 15, 2005. A member of the parliamentary select committee on food and the environment yesterday called for emergency action to ban the artificial sweetener aspartame, used in 6,000 food, drink and medicinal products. The Liberal... Continue Reading

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Did You Know?

* Once in the bloodstream, amino acids compete with each other for transport across the blood brain barrier (BBB) and into the brain. *Aspartame is composed of two amino acids - 50% phenylalanine and 40% aspartic acid. * The Wistar rat (the Norway Rat) is the appropriate rat strain to... Continue Reading

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Healthy Recipe

By Lucy Parker Watkins Adapted from Vegetarian Baby and Child Online Magazine Sweet potatoes are more than just the mush under colored marshmallows at your family's Thanksgiving dinner. These colorful root vegetables are a nutritional powerhouse offering a high level of beta carotene, a variety of uses, and great flavor... Continue Reading

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Q and A with Dr. Hull

Subject: Skeptic Q: I have looked at your list of alleged "Side-Effects" of aspartame, and it looks like you have listed nearly every disease or disorder known to man. Your claims are grossly exaggerated at best, and completely insane at worst. I drink diet soda. I have for years. I... Continue Reading

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